March 29th, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
** Due to the Coronavirus, we are postponing Maple Madness until October. Something to look forward to! **
Eager to experience all the goodness that maple sugaring in our state has to offer? On Sunday, March 29th, from 10am–4pm, our farm will become the setting for all things maple on the Seacoast! If you love maple beers, maple-based food, free maple sampling, live music, and more – this event is for you!
This is the fifth year that Rye-based Syrup By the Sea has teamed up with us to host a fun-for-the-entire family event that includes tasty maple treats – including special maple beers and plenty of from-scratch food made with real NH maple syrup. Chris Olsen from Syrup By The Sea will be bringing maple syrup for sampling and for sale. In addition, Olsen will both discuss and demonstrate the real-time process of turning sap into syrup.
Of course, there will be plenty of entertainment to go along with all of the maple goodies. Here’s the current schedule of events:
-10am – Maple beers begin to flow, and will include our velvety smooth Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter, plus several limited edition / tiny batch maple beers: Maple Chocolate Cherry Pecan Pie, French Toast Cream Ale, and Bananas Foster Hefeweizen. In addition, the special menu for the day will feature plenty of maple goodies.
-12:30pm: the fun and talented magician Jay Fraser from A Creative Magic Experience will be strolling around, entertaining the kids.
-1-4pm: live music from local favorites The Kenny Brothers, jamming with their self described vibe of folk rock featuring warm-hearted lyrics and earthy grooves.
– 2pm: Meet & Greet with the beloved animals of our farm- Nigerian Dwarf goats Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy, as well as our donkeys Rocky and Jane. Rumor has it the baby chicks will have arrived as well!
March is prime sugaring weather in New Hampshire. It’s when the days are getting a bit warmer, the nights are still cold, and the sap is running. We’re proud to celebrate NH-Made maple syrup and to support the small businesses with 550,000 taps, producing over 154,000 gallons or 1.694 million pounds of maple syrup in our state.
Maple Madness will be an indoor and outdoor event, so please dress warmly! It is also a free event, so everyone can take advantage of one of New Hampshire’s most time-honored products and processes that would have previously required a road trip north or west to experience.